Posted 3 days ago
Posted 3 days ago

humanrightswatch:

West Africa: Respect Rights in Ebola Response

West African governments should ensure rights protections as a crucial element in controlling the unprecedented Ebola epidemic ravaging the region, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch expressed its sympathy to the families, friends, and colleagues of those who have died as a result of the Ebola outbreak, and recognized the courage of many health workers and others in caring for the sick.

Governments in Ebola-affected countries should better protect health workers from infection, limit use of quarantines, address the gender dimensions of the outbreak, ensure security forces responding to the crisis respect basic rights, and facilitate independent monitoring of emergency measures and donations, Human Rights Watch said. Donor governments, through international assistance and cooperation, should help these governments fulfill the right to health and efforts to address the epidemic’s broader impact.

As of September 5, 2014, there have been 4,784 confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola virus, and more than 2,400 deaths across most regions of GuineaLiberia, and Sierra Leone, and in two cities in Nigeria. Cases were confirmed in 7 of 8 regions in Guinea; 10 of 15 counties in Liberia; and 13 of 14 districts in Sierra Leone, as well as in the Senegalese capital Dakar, and the Nigerian cities of Lagos and Port Harcourt. Among the dead are over 140 health workers.

Photo: Health workers remove the body of Prince Nyentee, a 29-year-old man whom local residents said died of Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, on September 11, 2014. © 2014 Reuters

Posted 6 days ago
Posted 6 days ago
Posted 6 days ago
libutron:

Ruby-cheeked Sunbird - Chalcoparia singalensis
Chalcoparia singalensis (Passeriformes - Nectariniidae) is a species of sunbird up to 11 cm in length, with short bill. The male is iridescent green above, yellow below, with vivid crimson patches on the cheeks. Females and young are duller but the female shares the male’s orange throat.
This species os native from Northern India to northern Indochina, Sumatra, Java, and Borneo.
Reference: [1]
Photo credit: ©Daniel Ruyle | Locality: Thailand (2010)

libutron:

Ruby-cheeked Sunbird - Chalcoparia singalensis

Chalcoparia singalensis (Passeriformes - Nectariniidae) is a species of sunbird up to 11 cm in length, with short bill. The male is iridescent green above, yellow below, with vivid crimson patches on the cheeks. Females and young are duller but the female shares the male’s orange throat.

This species os native from Northern India to northern Indochina, Sumatra, Java, and Borneo.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Daniel Ruyle | Locality: Thailand (2010)

Posted 6 days ago

why are bats stigmatized as being creepy?

bodypartss:

elfpen:

I mean

look at these things

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they’re like tiny

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fluffy

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dragons

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but instead of breathing fire they squeak and cuddle 

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in caves

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and leaves

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and they have funny ears and noses

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I mean really

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bats are amazing

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This post is so fucking important to me

Posted 6 days ago

deliciouslydairyfreerecipes:

Crispy Beef with Sticky Orange Sauce

2 pounds of steak: sirloin, stir fry steak or skirt steak
2 tablespoons coconut aminos or soy sauce or gluten free soy sauce
⅓ cup arrowroot starch or corn starch
1 cup of oil, for frying (I used coconut oil)

Orange Sauce
2 tablespoons arrowroot or cornstarch
⅓ cup fresh orange juice
3 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
¼ cup of orange rind, sliced very thin
¼ cup green onion, chopped for garnish
Red pepper flakes, optional

  1. Cut meat into bite size pieces. I tried to have my pieces about 1inch by 1.5 inches. Add coconut aminos or soy sauce to the meat pieces and toss. Add the starch and coat each piece of meat.
  2. Using a wire rack inside a cookie tray, spread the meat pieces out in a single layer. Freeze for 45 minutes. This helps to dry the meat out and make it crispy when fried.
  3. minutes before meat is done in the freezer, add oil to large cast iron pan or dutch oven. Bring oil to 375 degrees F.
  4. Line a bowl with a paper towel and start frying meat. Fry until golden brown on each side (about 3 minutes) You can add more oil if you want to coat the pieces and “fry”. I did more of a pan fry on mine and it worked out great. Remove pieces to paper towel and continue frying until all the meat is prepared.
  5. To prepare sauce-see below. Toss sauce with crispy beef pieces, add garnish and serve with rice.

Orange Sauce

  1. To serve sauce on the side: Combine sauce ingredients in a small sauce pan, whisk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened (about 3 minutes).
  2. To serve sauce over beef: Add ingredients to a small bowl and whisk. When all of the meat has been fried, remove oil and toss sauce into frying pan. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat for 3 minutes. Add beef pieces and stir to coat each piece with sauce.
Posted 6 days ago